Apple’s macOS Ventura abandons the 2015 MacBook Pro

With the release of a new version of macOS, a new generation of Macs can no longer run Apple’s current desktop operating system. The new macOS Ventura update, perhaps most significantly, will not be available for the 2015 MacBook Pro.

This laptop immediately became a fan favorite since it was one of the last to include a classic scissor-switch keyboard before Apple abandoned it in favor of the much-maligned butterfly keyboard. Thankfully, Apple has already reintroduced this classic keyboard design, which means that there are several excellent Apple Silicon-powered replacements available for anyone still using the 2015 laptop.

Another noticeable change from the macOS Monterey compatibility list is the cessation of major OS upgrades for Apple’s 2013 Mac Pro (dubbed the “Trashcan”). But, considering the machine’s age, not to mention its widely reviled design, I doubt many will be saddened by its demise. Apple is no longer providing updates for any pre-2017 Macs with the Ventura update, which means these machines will receive up to five years of major macOS updates.

macOS Ventura is now only available as a developer beta update, but it will become a public beta next month. Expect a full release this fall, like with past major macOS releases.

Here’s the complete list of Macs that Ventura is compatible with:

  • iMac (2017 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2018 and later)
  • Mac Studio (2022)
  • MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2018 and later)
  • MacBook (2017 and later)